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Re: Web Accessibility Examples

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 17:42:36 +0200
Message-Id: <a05001913b60b8aa3c567@[]>
To: "Ball, Guy D" <Guy.Ball@unisys.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 12:19 PM -0400 10/5/00, Ball, Guy D wrote:
>In pouring through some of the information sites and by listening to  this
>newsgroup, I have a decent feel for some of the considerations and things
>one should do, but I'm still having a bit of trouble with pulling it all
>together in a solid set of recommendations given a site using some of the
>modern visual techniques commonly used.

Guy, one of the problems is that to the average visual user -- or
a screenshot of a page -- there is little if any difference between
the "look" of site that is more accessible to more people than one
which is less accessible.

In other words, most of us can't tell by looking, if we're the type
who look at web pages.  So a screenshot (in IE or Netscape) of a
"before" and "after" page doesn't show much -- this makes it very
hard to communicate the need to visually oriented designers and
website owners.  (Most website owners consider a page to be "what
it looks like.")

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2000 11:47:31 UTC

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